Iceland’s Prime Minister resigned after the scandal with the offshore company

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson resigned, informs bi-Bi-si. The Prime Minister said Sigurdur Inga Johanson, one of the leaders supported the Prime Minister’s Progressive party, according to The party has already invited for the post of Prime Minister the candidacy of Sigurdur Inga Johansson.

The decision to resign, the Prime Minister took two days after the publication of the ICIJ investigation, which claimed that in 2007 Gunnlaugsson purchased the company Wintris in the British virgin Islands, which later became one of the creditors of the bankrupt Icelandic banks. Companion in buying Wintris became the wife of the Outpost — Anna Palsdottir.

This publication provoked mass protests in Iceland

Earlier today the Prime Minister addressed the President with a proposal for the dissolution of Parliament, but the President did not support this decision, citing the fact that he needed to consult with the leaders of other parties.

Gunnlaugsson has previously claimed that will resign, if it will cease to support the party led by him.

“I am proud of my work in politics and are not afraid to put yourself on the voters, no matter now or later,” he said. Gunnlaugsson also indicated that “proud of” his wife and “the sacrifice that she has always shown”.

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